Brinkhouse Guest House
Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
On 25th January we left Ella at 9.30 am in a van , not quite The A Team but close to it!
It didnt look much from the outside and I did wonder if it would get us to Unawatuna. Inside it was comfy and spacious and the driver was really nice.
The roads were not as bad as the guide books would have you believe. …
... vegetables to be had anywhere....lots of fried meats, pastries, cakes, breads, rice and fish curry but hardly any fruit or veg for a tropical clime.
Mirissa Beach as our next destination on the south coast, but further ...
... words under his breath. I'm not sure if this was a fisherman's ritual or a prayer, but with over two thirds of the population being Buddhist, perhaps it was both.
After we shove it down the slopping sands, I ask him if he is going fishing, 'no...
fishing some days... snorkelling today'. Inside the white plastic bag he is carrying, he shows me a pair of masks and snorkles, for the two English ...
... went anywhere near the police but here they were really helpful which I was relieved about, unfortunately though it didn’t result in me getting my camera back so I’ll need to try and get another one. I must admit I was fairly scunnered by the time I got back to the hotel, it’s the hassle it causes but thankfully I had downloaded my pictures only the previous day and I guess I can use my phone ...
... morning the miners come
into the main square with raw stones wrapped in little towels and barter
with the gem dealers. Add vegetable markets, trucks, tuk-tuks,
mist-shrouded hills and the smell of spices to this mix and it is
fascinating. Again, I saw no Westerners while I was here.
some delicious food (meals were usually less than $1) and then headed
back to rouse the French boys. The rest house where I was staying had
gardens of hibiscus ...